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- 02/08/13--20:26: toni braxton is done with music
- 02/08/13--20:40: Nikita 3x11 Promo: "Black Badge"
- 02/08/13--20:45: Martin Scorsese Joins Luc Besson's 'Malavita' as Executive Producer
- 02/08/13--21:23: Taylor Swift "ELLE" Magazine 2013 Scans
- 02/08/13--21:23: Spartacus: War of the Damned 3x04 Promo "Decimation"
- 02/10/13--12:41: The Results Of The 2013 BAFTA Awards
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- 02/10/13--12:50: Latina Magazine's "The 50 Best Latino Singers of All Time!"
- 02/10/13--12:51: One Direction's 3D Movie Trailer
- 02/10/13--12:51: That Awful Privacy-Killing CISPA Bill Is Coming Back to Haunt Us
- 02/10/13--14:18: Get Reel: When good actors appear in bad movies
- 02/10/13--14:19: Bode Miller Files Two Separate Paternity Lawsuits.
Now the weekend can start!! It's a brand spanking new episode of Willam's Beatdown, and best believe, this is the best one yet! On this episode, Willam takes on Hannah Hart of "My Drunk Kitchen," gets a Holiday makeup tutorial from DailyGrace and goes Ganguro style with Glowpinkstah. Your world will never be the same.
So the special appearances sort of make this one :-X
If you only started watching "American Idol" in the post-Simon Cowell era, over the past two seasons, then you were undoubtedly very confused when you tuned in for this Thursday's Season 12 Hollywood Week episode. What was this? An "Idol" judge giving actual advice? Having strong opinions? Not just telling everyone they're "beautiful" and "in it to win it"? Yes, on Thursday, newbie judge Nicki Minaj stepped it up and officially became "Idol's" new Simon Cowell, proving once and for all, to all doubters and haters, that Fox honchos actually knew what they were doing when they controversially hired her.
Sure, after two years of former judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler's softballing and spinelessness, not to mention Randy Jackson's overall ineffectiveness (and, three years ago, the checked-out emotional state of lame-duck judge Simon and the like-it-never-happened embarrassment that was Ellen DeGeneres), it was easy to at first be taken aback by Nicki's blunt, sometimes brutal, approach. It'd been a long, long time since viewers had heard such frank feedback from any "Idol" judge. But really, nothing Nicki blurted out this Thursday was any meaner (or less truthful) than anything Simon used to say in his heyday. The only difference was sometimes she dropped a (beeped-out) curse word or two. And even if Nicki's unminced words were sometimes difficult for the contestants (or viewers, or censors) to take, she said many things that everyone truly needed to hear. Seriously, it was about time that "American Idol" included some actual critiques again.
For instance, Nicki really turned on the tough love for one of her pet contestants, androgynous free spirit Papa Peachez--but her harsh words seemed to come from a good place. At least she seemed like she cared; remember, this was a contestant that she'd passionately fought for earlier in the week. "I'm pretty sure that flame is now completely burnt out. I'm so disappointed," Nicki scolded. "I can't believe you would allow this competition to suck that amazing quality out of you. I just hope that you realize how special you are."
When the judges then axed several contestants (including Papa), Nicki told them, "This was the one time to fight for your life, and if you didn't fight for your life, then you'll probably be pretty upset with yourself. You should be." And after Peaches exited the stage, she snarled to more mild-mannered judge Keith Urban: "I'm so f***in' disappointed...What the f*** was that?"
You know, Nicki was right.
And when country singer Paul Jolley shuffled onstage to sing his solo, already quivering with nerves, psyching himself out, and whining about his self-doubt to the judging panel, Nicki sternly told him: "You walked out so defeated, and that really irritated me. It's such a turnoff. Just give us one minute of professionalism!"
And Nicki was right.
And when 4'9" hopeful Matheus Fernandes came out and once again self-deprecatingly poked fun at his height (or lack thereof), Nicki chastised him for milking his sob story too much, barking: "Sometimes things can go from being inspiring, to like you wanting a pity party. And once you're great, we don't even notice your height. You don't have to milk that ever again. Be you, be great, and just rest in your talent after today." (Side note: I was more annoyed by Matheus's golly-gee claims that he'd never sung with a live backing band before, despite the fact that he'd been a finalist on another major TV singing competition, "The Glee Project," less than two years ago.)
AND NICKI WAS RIGHT.
By the end of the hour-long episode, only 28 of the 43 guys remained. (Eight more will be cut later, with 20 boys eventually moving on to Las Vegas.) Matheus and Papa were among the contestants expectedly sent home, but some of the other cuts were much more surprising, like botched-tonsillectomy survivor Micah Johnson, sign-language teacher Nate Tao, R&B powerhouse Sanni M'mairura, and fun-loving hairy rocker dude Gabe Brown. These cuts seemed like big mistakes on the part of Nicki and her fellow judges. (Nicki was not right, this time.) But maybe "Idol" editors made the bigger mistake here, by investing so much time in creating story arcs for contestants who wouldn't be sticking around for very long. Now Season 12 is left with a bunch of guys who've received comparatively little screentime and therefore have comparatively smaller fanbases.
So next Wednesday, it will be time for the Hollywood Week female hopefuls to compete. Will Nicki give the girls similarly honest, no-holds-barred critiques? I imagine so--if anything, Her Minajesty might be even harder on the girls. And I say...bring it on. Being The New Simon is a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it, and judging from what I've witnessed so far, Nicki does it very, very well.
R&B singer Toni Braxton has won 6 Grammy Awards, but is she ready to stop singing for good? Find out what she reveals exclusively to Wendy.
Then, Toni shares her parenting tips and tells Wendy how her dating life is going after her recent divorce.
Plus, don't miss what happens when Wendy challenges Toni to a Grammy edition of "Celebrity."
In case you hadn't noticed, Miley Cyrus is pretty protective of her relationship with Liam Hemsworth.
But the engaged singer took particular exception today when Perez Hilton insinuated that she was up to no good with Ed Westwick, reporting that the two were spotted together last night and speculating as to what that could possibly mean.
According to a series of indignant tweets from Cyrus, not only was she not (nor has she ever been) anywhere near the Gossip Girl star, but Perez had best "not f--k" with her personal life.
"@perezhilton hope you find love one day but can you not f--k with mine," Cyrus tweeted. "I've never been with Ed W in my life. I was at the studio last night working on my record and never left with anyone other than my assistant. What happened to your big enlightenment where u...
"what happened to your promise to spread love not lies," she picked up the train of thought. "And to be a decent human being with values and morals??? Dude u ask for people to respect you and your relationships I demand the same thing."
The still-stricken Cyrus reminded him,"@perezhilton you're the first one to write about my engagement and my wedding and how happy u r for me and the first to try to tear my life. Respect, love & compassion are mandatory."
Winding down, she added, "@perezhilton hope this message finds you happy and healthy" and "@PerezHilton feel free to ask me whatever u want but I can't tolerate lies. Thanks for understand. Blessings x."
Perez responded by gleefully posting a screengrab of all of Miley's tweets, seemingly satisfied that nothing is going on between her and Ed Westwick.
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Martin Scorsese has signed on to executive produce Malavita for Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Relativity Media.
The action movie stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. Besson will direct.
Scorsese consulted on the film in pre-production. Besson adapted it from Tonino Benacquista's novel Badfellas.
De Niro plays retired mafia boss Fred Blake who, as part of the witness protection program, moves to a small town in France's Normandy with his wife Maggie (Pfeiffer) and daughter Belle (Dianna Agron).
Relativity Media is scheduled to launch the film in the U.S. in October.
Film Stills come from Christophe Greuet's twitter
I am so excited for this film!!!! Test screenings apparently occurred a few days ago. Now I just need a trailer...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently made his feature directorial debut at Sundance with Don Jon’s Addiction, which earned raves and is scheduled to hit theaters this summer. But the actor has been honing his production skills for years, as evidenced by an old video that was widely shared over the weekend after being posted on Reddit. In “Pictures of Assholes,” Gordon-Levitt turns the camera upon a pair of aggressive paparazzi, making them stunningly uncomfortable in the process.
The men are immediately on the defensive when he playfully asks for their names—“Asshole” and “Asshole, Jr.,” one of them replies—and they resort to insults when he begins to follow them. One points out that Nicole Kidman, a much bigger star than Gordon-Levitt at the time, was a more willing participant in their “journalistic” pursuits.
But perhaps the most fascinating moment comes when Gordon-Levitt gets one of the pair to admit why they were so adamant about taking his picture. “We saw you know, a young star, you know with another guy,” he reveals coyly, referring to Gordon-Levitt’s accompanying male friend. “It’s implied that, there’s something going on… I don’t know, you know the whole gay thing, intrigues people.” The actor cuts out any audible reaction to this revelation and mentions it nowhere within his description of the video.
What Gordon-Levitt does comment on, in the description of the video on YouTube, is the contemporary culture of celebrity, which, he says, “is not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a powerful and fundamental part of a larger movement revolving around greed, apathy, and hierarchy that is currently dragging us down.” In 2006, he was only on the cusp of the stardom he’s achieved today. I, for one, would be interested in a sequel.
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Keyshia Cole is coming after Michelle Williams again, just days after the former Destiny’s Child member responded to Cole’s attack on her Super Bowl performance.
Cole claimed that Williams started the seemingly one-sided feud by commenting on Cole’s performance at the Soul Train Awards on November 25, 2012. In response to an article that said Williams didn’t care about what Cole thought of her Super Bowl performance, Cole said, “Sounds about right! Cause I didn’t give a sh*t what she thought about my soul train performance when she spoke her sh*t.”
After Cole’s original comments about Williams performance at Super Bowl XLVII, Williams remained quiet for a couple of days. Wednesday, she broke her silence an wrote on her Facebook page:
“It was an honor to share the stage with my sisters Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé on Sunday night. To all my ladies, we must learn to stick together and support each other.”
Whether or not that was intentionally directed at Cole or just a general sentiment is unclear, but it was done with tact — something Cole is apparently unfamiliar with.
Chris Terrio - "Argo"
Benh Zeitlin & Lucy Alibar - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
David Magee - "Life of Pi"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
WINNER: David O Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Judi Dench - "Skyfall"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
WINNER: Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Special Visual Effects
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
WINNER: "Life of Pi"
"Marvel Avengers Assemble"
Outstanding British Debut
WINNER: Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis - "The Imposter"
David Morris, Jacqui Morris - "McCullin"
Dexter Fletcher, Danny King - "Wild Bill"
James Bobin - "The Muppets"
Tina Gharavi - "I Am Nasrine"
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
WINNER: Christoph Waltz - "Django Unchained"
Javier Bardem - "Skyfall"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Michael Haneke - "Amour"
WINNER: Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "The Master"
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Dario Marianelli - "Anna Karenina"
Alexandre Desplat - "Argo"
Mychael Danna - "Life of Pi"
John Williams - "Lincoln"
WINNER: Thomas Newman - "Skyfall"
Seamus McGarvey - "Anna Karenina"
Danny Cohen - "Les Miserables"
WINNER: Claudio Miranda - "Life of Pi"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Roger Deakins - "Skyfall"
WINNER: William Goldenberg - "Argo"
Fred Raskin - "Django Unchained"
Tim Squyres - "Life of Pi"
Stuart Baird -"Skyfall"
Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg - "Zero Dark Thirty"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
WINNER: "Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"
Make Up & Hair
Ivana Primorac - "Anna Karenina"
Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger - "Hitchcock"
Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rink Findlater - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
WINNER: Lisa Westcott - "Les Miserables"
Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou - "Lincoln"
WINNER: Jacqueline Durran - "Anna Karenina"
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor - "Great Expectations"
Paco Delgado - "Les Miserables"
Joanna Johnston - "Lincoln"
Colleen Atwood - "Snow White and the Huntsman"
"Here To Fall"
"I'm Fine Thanks"
WINNER: "The Making Of Longbird"
"The Voorman Project"
Best British Film
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema
Film Not In The English Language
"Rust & Bone"
Rising Star Award
WINNER: Juno Temple
WINNER: "Searching For Sugar Man"
"West of Memphis"
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer - "Anna Karenina"
WINNER: Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson - "Les Miserables"
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock - "Life of Pi"
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson - "Lincoln"
Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock - "Skyfall"
Michael Haneke - "Amour"
WINNER: Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard - "Rust & Bone"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Mirren - "Hitchcock"
WINNER: Emmanuel Riva - "Amour"
Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
"Life of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
AGE OF ULTRON TRAILER
This March, enter the darkest days of the Marvel Universe from the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch in AGE OF ULTRON #1. Evil has triumphed over good and leading this new age is none other than Ultron, the deadly sentient robot created by founding Avenger Hank Pym who turned on his creator to achieve his twisted objective: the utter destruction of humanity.
Now, it’s up to the few remaining heroes to band together and find any way to topple their new monarch. Can Wolverine, Emma Frost, Invisible Woman, Taskmaster, Beast, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Moon Knight turn the tide? With the robotic revolution in full force, no fan can miss how Age of Ultron will ultimately change the Marvel Universe leaving no hero or villain unscathed!
ALEX ALONSO ON MARVEL'S PLANS IN 2013 AND MORE
On Marvel's goals for 2013. There's always a goal for the year. In 2012, the goal was to make "AvX" a huge hit that set the stage for Marvel NOW! In 2013, the goal is to remind fans why our playground is called the "Marvel Universe." From deep space to the Negative Zone, the stakes have never been just Earth; in 2013, we'll close the gap between Earth and the so-called Cosmic Universe like never before. Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy -- and a few other characters we've yet to reveal -- will be just as important to the fate of the Marvel Universe as the Avengers or X-Men.
Alonso talks more about the cosmic books It's a mistake to label this the "Cosmic line." Nova, the Guardians of the Galaxy are as deeply woven into the fabric of the Marvel Universe as Spider-Man or the X-Men, and we're going to remind readers of that in 2013. The Guardians won't be fueling up their spacecraft on the planet Gronk when the $#!% hits the fan -- they'll be right in the thick of it.
Look, "Marvel Studios' The Avengers" underscored the fact that the heroes fought for Earth in the context of a larger universe -- hello, Thanos! -- and we'll be doing the same thing in 2013. The creative teams on "Nova" [Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness] and "Guardians of the Galaxy" [Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven] have put their heart and souls into telling exciting and accessible stories that exist in -- and will be relevant to -- the Marvel Universe and reflect deep affection for the characters and their history. And the art? Oh my God. Ed McGuiness and Steve McNiven are killing it! You won't find two better-looking books on comic racks.
On Beast's redesign and the controversy of 'Cat Beast'. It come as no surprise to us that this has become a hotly debated topic amongst fans -- because it was hotly debated amongst us!
[X-Men Group Editor] Nick Lowe absorbed a lot of body punches for his strident defense of "Cat Beast" at two editorial summits! [Laughs] Ultimately, Beast's redesign made sense in the context of Brian's story, so we did it.
Yeah, it's status quo.
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN BEST SOLD COMIC BOOK OF JANUARY 2013
When the ending of Amazing Spider-Man #700 was leaked, the death threats and verbal abuse towards writer Dan Slott started pouring in across the internet. When the issue itself went on sale on December 26th, the reaction from many was a lot more positive, but there were still an awful lot of fans who claimed that they had no intention of buying a Spider-Man comic book which didn't have Peter Parker behind the mask. Well, the first issue of Slott and artist Ryan Stegman's The Superior Spider-Man was actually the best-selling comic book last month, while the second issue came in at fifth place. As you can see, Scott Synder's Batman and Geoff Johns' Justice League continue to hold high places in the Top 10, although Marvel clearly dominate for the most part.
1. Superior Spider-Man #1 (Marvel)
2. Batman #16 (DC)
3. Justice League #16 (DC)
4. New Avengers #1 (Marvel)
5. Superior Spider-Man #2 (Marvel)
6. Savage Wolverine #1 (Marvel)
7. Uncanny Avengers #3 (Marvel)
8. Detective Comics #16 (DC)
9. Avengers #3 (Marvel)
10. Uncanny X-Force #1 (Marvel)
To get a little more technical, Marvel beat DC Comics with 34.82% in dollar share and 40.23% in unit share, compared to DC's 31.61% and 35.41% respectively.
Age of Ultron
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We thought we killed all those awful, horrible destroy the Internet-type bills in SOPA, PIPA and CISPA. We might've been wrong. Like a zombie looking for human blood or a sore loser demanding a rematch, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. Mike Rogers plan to re-introduce CISPA to the House later this year.
The problem with CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, that made it so damn scary was that it would've allowed any company to give away all the data its collected on you if asked by the government. Sure that sounds okay but CISPA had very vague terms and very little oversight, it could have resulted in a free for all on privacy.
When CISPA came about last year, President Obama threatened its livelihood with a veto. This time around, Ruppersberger is working with the White House to let it go through (it passed the House). He told The Hill:
"We're working on some things…working with the White House to make sure that hopefully they can be more supportive of our bill than they were the last time."
Ideally, CISPA would prevent cyberattacks from happening and make it easier for companies to share info about cyber threats and attacks. But we'll see what shape it'll really take form as it's re-introduced later this year. [The Hill]
Cyber Intelligence Act, CISPA, to be resurrected in the House
The oft-reviled Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Protection Act (CISPA) will be reintroduced in the US House of Representatives this year, according to Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) who will work with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on the bill.
Aiming to protect the private sector from cyberattacks, CISPA would allow government agencies to share internet traffic information with technology companies to keep private corporations better informed of looming threats against digital infrastructure.
The original form of the bill was introduced and abandoned last year, but there is no word yet on what changes will be included in this version.
The move comes as the government tries to strengthen the US’ ability to wage cyber war and defend against cyberattacks.
In a Senate hearing on Thursday, outgoing US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discussed the looming threat of cyberattacks against the US. Panetta has stated several times that the “next Pearl Harbor” will come in the form of a cyberattack.
"We're working on some things…working with the White House to make sure that hopefully they can be more supportive of our bill than they were the last time," Ruppersberger (D-Md.) told The Hill.
Ruppersberger said talks with the White House were underway, and have been positive. The congressman may be attempting to assuage the privacy and oversight concerns expressed by the White House last year as the bill was being debated on the house floor.
The Obama Administration promised to veto the bill at the time, arguing that it did not provide clear legal privacy protections to citizens and lacked independent oversight, which would undermine the public’s trust in the government.
CISPA was originally abandoned when tnternet freedom activists issued a call to arms against the bill in April of last year fresh off their victory against the Stop Online Piracy Act, another bill that critics argued would destroy online privacy and the open internet.
In a flurry of tweets, petitions, and Reddit posts, the internet began to take action against the legislation last year after Mike Masnick of Techdirt composed a blog post bringing attention to the bill. In the post Masnick articulated a pressing need to stand against the legislation before it was put to a vote on the House floor, set to take place that following month.
Masnick also drew attention to CISPA’s long list of corporate supporters that includes social media websites, telecommunications companies and government contractors.
The Electronic Frontiers Foundation came out in opposition to the bill as well, arguing that the legislation directly targeted anti-government whistleblowers.
“The language is so broad it could be used as a blunt instrument to attack websites like The Pirate Bay or WikiLeaks,” wrote Rainey Reitman of EFF.
Other opponents included Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the ACLU, Reporters Without Borders and internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee.
One key difference between CISPA and its even more reviled counterpart SOPA was the private sector’s support for CISPA. Without companies like Google and Wikipedia standing shoulder to shoulder with individual activists, CISPA is less likely to face the same level of opposition brought out against SOPA.
People who have seen "Movie 43" have probably asked themselves two questions: "What was I thinking?" and "What were those actors thinking?"
Unfortunately, the moviegoers who saw the film probably don't have a good excuse beyond "I wasn't thinking." Or "I'm incapable of thinking." Or "My friend dragged me to it. I wanted to see 'Lincoln.'" Or "I got suckered in by the trailer." Or "I knew it was going to be appalling, but I like appalling movies."
As for the actors, they have better excuses. Money usually tops the list, but the cast reportedly worked for bargain-basement prices. Well, bargain-basement prices for them. So, if money weren't the principal factor, then what was? Did they actually think it was going to be a good movie? Actors aren't always the best judge of material, good and bad. Look at all the great movie roles that have been turned down over the years by actors, or all the actors who had no idea the movie they were making was destined to become a classic.
One can assume, or at least hope, that some of the actors who agreed to appear in "Movie 43" knew the film was garbage but, for some reason, didn't care. Perhaps they thought it would be a hoot to show their wackier side. Perhaps it gave them a chance to work with their spouse. The film includes real-life couples Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts as well as Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. Perhaps it gave the actors a chance to work, period. Some spend a lot of down time in between projects. In other cases, the actors are simply looking to launch their careers and would appear opposite a test pattern.
Perhaps the actors owed the film's producers a favor. Or perhaps these producers had photographs of the stars in a compromising position with a yak. Perhaps the actors now regret their decision to appear in the film. "Darn it, I knew that yak was trouble."
For the uninitiated, "Movie 43" consists of a series of vignettes where most of the alleged humor comes from pushing the envelope of good taste far beyond the outer limits. Want to see menstrual blood smeared on a wall? Then this is the film for you. And who doesn't want to watch Halle Berry stir guacamole dip with her breast?
As feeble as "Movie 43" is, it's not even remotely the worst film of recent vintage. That dishonor goes to 2011's "Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star." I have to admit I chuckled during the scene in "Movie 43" where Kate Winslet goes on a blind date with Hugh Jackman and is repulsed to discover that he has a certain male body part dangling from his neck. The scene is disgusting but at least a modicum of imagination went into its execution. I also have to admit a certain weakness for gross-out humor when it's handled properly.
In case you're curious, other "Movie 43" cast members include Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Uma Thurman, Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Chloe Grace Moretz, Elizabeth Banks (who also directs a vignette), Kate Bosworth, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler and Terrence Howard.
While "Movie 43" may have the numbers, there's at least one film that is infinitely more despicable and features a significantly more distinguished cast. That would be 1979's "Caligula." A $15 million porno disguised as a biopic - it was co-produced by Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione - the film stars Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole and Helen Mirren. One can wager a shilling or two that these thespians cashed their checks quickly.
The award for the worst movie featuring not one, not two but three Best Actor/Actress Academy Award winners goes to 2004's "Meet the Fockers." The cast includes Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Right behind this one in the swill category is 1995's "Grumpier Old Men" with two Best Actor/Actress Oscar winners (Jack Lemmon and Sophia Loren), one Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner (Walter Matthau) and two Oscar nominees (Ann-Margret and Burgess Meredith).
Before "Movie 43" arrived, two other recent films wasted talented casts: "Parental Guidance" with Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei, and "Playing for Keeps," with Butler, Quaid, Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Judy Greer.
Other horrendous films that have abused ensembles of note include 2007's "Wild Hogs" (John Travolta, Tim Allen, William H. Macy, Ray Liotta and Tomei), 1999's "Wild Wild West" (Kevin Kline, Will Smith, Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek), 2010's "Valentine's Day" (Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts and Taylor Swift) and 1994's "North" (Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bruce Willis, who narrated, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Reba McIntire, Kathy Bates, Abe Vigoda, Graham Greene, Kelly McGillis, John Ritter and Scarlett Johansson).
Other Oscar-winning actors of noble pedigree who have debased themselves in horrific movies include Marlon Brando ("The Island of Dr. Moreau"), Al Pacino ("Jack and Jill"), Laurence Olivier ("Clash of the Titans"), Jack Nicholson ("Man Trouble")," Ben Kingsley ("BloodRayne"), Hilary Swank ("The Reaping"), Tom Hanks ("The Bonfire of the Vanities"), Daniel Day-Lewis ("Nine"), Sean Penn ("Shanghai Surprise"), Michael Caine ("Jaws 4: The Revenge"), Nicolas Cage ("The Wicker Man" and countless more), George Clooney ("Batman & Robin"), Forest Whitaker ("Battlefield Earth"), Robin Williams ("Patch Adams" and countless more), Denzel Washington ("John Q"), Susan Sarandon ("That's My Boy") and Charlize Theron ("Aeon Flux").
In 2009, Sandra Bullock recorded a rare double, winning the Razzie for Worst Actress ( "All About Steve") and the Oscar for Best Actress ("The Blind Side").
For actors of talent who have appeared in the most deplorable movies in recent years, Ben Affleck and Eddie Murphy deserve consideration. Steve Martin in "The Pink Panther" and Richard Burton in "The Exorcist 2: The Heretic" also embarrass the acting profession.
Heck, we could go on and on here. Note that back in the studio system days, actors and actresses had little choice in appearing in substandard films as they were under contract. Hollywood also churned out more movies back then. There is one way to avoid the shame of appearing in a terrible movie, however. A thespian could follow the lead of Bela Lugosi who died before the completion of 1959's "Plan 9 From Outer Space," often listed as the worst film of all time. Trust me, "Bucky Larson" is much more heinous. You'll want to die after seeing that abomination.
good actors in bad films post. i watched a lot of bad movies for ewan mcgregor tbh
Olympian Champion Bode Miller has filed, with the courts, paternity lawsuits against two women he allegedly impregnated.
The famous skier married pro volleyball player Morgan Beck in October 2012 and they announced their pregnancy that December. Unfortunately, Morgan tweeted in late January 2013 that she suffered a miscarriage. "Pretty hard morning. We lost the baby. Pretty broken hearted, but getting through it."
Suit #1: Bode filed a petition against a woman named Sara McKenna, who is due to give birth to a boy next month, claiming he's the soon-to-be father. He's seeking joint legal and physical custody of the kid. He says the date of conception is unknown.
Sara says she will fight tooth and nail to make sure the Bode doesn't get custody of their unborn son claiming the ski champ previously wanted nothing to do with the baby, initially denied the baby was even his, and has not bothered to contact her since she informed him of her pregnancy.
"I will be fighting this in court and will not give up my son to someone who didn't want him to begin with."
Bode and Sarah dated in the spring of 2012 up until he met his now wife Morgan Beck and the pregnancy was unplanned.
Suit #2: Bode filed an additional lawsuit against a woman named Chanel Johnson, stating he's the father of her 4-year-old daughter. He's asking the court establish joint legal and physical custody as well as setting up child support payments to Ms. Johnson.
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